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Daily Current Affairs 31 August 2023

Read the most important current affairs of 31 August 2023. Today Current Affairs covers the headlines on Blue Moon Day, G20, Chandrayaan 3 and more

Top 10 Current Affairs of 31 August 2023

World Current Affairs

1. A Rare Super Blue Moon lit up the sky across the world

  • As a Once in a Blue moon, A rare Blue moon event lit up skies across the world on 30 August 2023.
  • The blue supermoon will not show up again until 2037
  • Blue Moon day is actually the second Full Moon day arriving in a month
  • Blue moon day is a rare phenomenon because it is rare to witness two full moon days in a month.

2. China Banned Seafood import from Japan

  • Owing to Health concerns, China today imposed a total ban on seafood imports from Japan
  • This comes after Japan released treated nuclear waste water into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Though the Japanese government with the support of the UN Assured safety, China opposed Japan releasing nuclear waste water into the ocean.

3. Malaysia Celebrates 66th Independence Aay

Malaysia celebrates its 66th Independence Day day 31 August 2023. Malaysian Independence Day is also known as Malaysia National Day or ‘Hari Merdeka’ in Malay. Malaysia got its Independence from British colonial rule on 31 August 1957.

4. Kyrgyzstan celebrates its 31st Independence Day

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day is celebrated on August 31. Kyrgyzstan got its Independence from the USSR on 31 August 1991.

5. 26th Death Anniversary of Princess, Diana is observed today

On 31 August 1997, England Princess Diana died in a Car Accident in Paris while the Car she travelled sped to escape the Paparazzi

India Current Affairs

6. Chandrayaam-3 Pragyan Rover finds sulphur on Moon

  • ISRO announced the finding of sulphur on the moon’s soil by the experiment conducted.
  • Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer is the experiment conducted on the Moon by ISRO which confirmed the presence of sulphur on the moon. 
  • ISRO Suspects Volcanic activity is the reason for the presence of Sulphur on the Moon.

7. G20 Summit is to take place in New Delhi

  • The 2023 G20 Summit is going to be held on September 9, and 10 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
  • This is the first ever that the G20 summit will take place in India as well as in South Asia

8. Famous Personalities Birthdays on 31 August

  • 4th Mughal Emperor Jahangir was born on 31 August 1569
  • Indian Music Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja was born on 31 August 1979